Latest news on Stepladder Plus Roll-out ..
Piloting went well during 2017: the web application for Stepladder Plus has now been live for just over one year. Young people in care are being welcomed onto the Stepladder Plus programme from a number of local authorities as funding permits.
So far young people from the following Local Authorities are benefiting: Westminster, Enfield, Kingston, Hillingdon, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea in London, Buckinghamshire, Solihull, Cumbria, Powys, Central Bedfordshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Stockton-on-Tees, Norfolk, Staffordshire, Sunderland & Calderdale, Dundee, Midlothian, Leicester, Nottingham, Gwynedd, Vale of Glamorgan, Liverpool and East Sussex.
As more funding becomes available the roll-out will pick up pace during 2018.
In order for us to bring a Local Authority onto Stepladder Plus we need to ask them to help us to secure voluntary funding to provide the step payments: please speak to your local authority in the first instance to encourage them to work with us to find the funding.